Justin Dowley is a former international investment banker and was appointed a Director in 2015 and became Chair in 2023. He qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse in 1980. Subsequently he was a director of Morgan Grenfell & Co. Limited, Head of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch Europe and a founder partner of Tricorn Partners LLP. Formerly the chairman of Intermediate Capital Group plc, he is currently a deputy chairman of The Takeover Panel, the Chairman of Melrose Industries plc and a non-executive director of a number of private companies.
Vikram Kumaraswamy is the Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at Unilever. Vikram was appointed to the Board in 2023. He leads portfolio development and capital allocation for the Unilever group, with responsibility for strategy, M&A sourcing and execution, competitor intelligence and corporate venturing. A chartered accountant, Vikram was responsible for significant changes to Unilever’s portfolio, positioning the company for superior long-term growth and involved in other strategic transformation initiatives. Vikram was previously CFO of PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk, based in Jakarta.
Mark FitzPatrick was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Prudential plc until February 2023. Prior to this he was the Group Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer of Prudential plc from 2017 to 2022. Mark led the Prudential’s Group Executive Committee, was a member of its Board, and had overall responsibility for the executive management and leadership of the business. He was appointed to the Board on 5 October 2021 and became Chair of the Audit Committee on 1 April 2022. Prior to joining Prudential in 2017, Mark was a Managing Partner at Deloitte and a member of the Executive Committee. He was Vice Chairman of Deloitte between 2011 and 2015. Mark previously led Deloitte’s insurance & investment management audit practice and its insurance industry practice. He worked at Deloitte for 26 years, advising global insurance and investment management clients.
Sharon Flood is a Non-Executive Director of Getlink SE, where she is Chair of Safety and Security, and Pets at Home PLC, where she is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and formerly Chair of the Audit Committee. Sharon was appointed to the Board in 2023. Sharon previously served as Chair of Seraphine Group PLC and S T Dupont SA, and as non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committees at Crest Nicolson PLC, and Network Rail. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Sharon has also held leadership roles at Sun European Partners and the John Lewis Partnership. She is currently a Trustee of the University of Cambridge and formerly a Trustee of both the Science Museum Group and Shelter.
Patrick Maxwell is the Regius Professor of Physic and head of the School of Clinical Medicine at Cambridge University. He was appointed a Director in 2016 and is Senior Independent Director. Patrick has extensive knowledge and experience of the biotechnology sector and has made important research discoveries concerning how cells sense oxygen. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2005. He is currently a member of the boards of Cambridge University Health Partners, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge Enterprise and the International Biotechnology Trust.
Stephanie Leung is the Co-founder and CEO of KareHero Group, a social mission driven enterprise that helps working adults balance their careers while caring for elderly relatives. She was appointed a Director in 2023. She has spent approximately 25 years in executive leadership roles in large enterprise and tech-led businesses across the globe, most notably as part of Uber’s EMEA leadership team, overseeing operations across 20 countries, and as DEI Co-Chair and Head of EMEA for Women@Uber. She also formed part of Uber’s NED team in the UK. Earlier in her career, Stephanie was Chief Projects Officer at Monitor Group and CEO of Greater China at HAVI Group, eventually becoming the youngest member to join the global board, overseeing 40 countries as Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer. Stephanie began her career at Goldman Sachs as a Financial Analyst.
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